The Oregon Ducks will take on the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first ever CFP National Championship game on Monday, January 12 - and we're here to answer some of the questions fans might have about the upcoming matchup.
The game is scheduled to kick off at 8:30 PM ET, and while it's scheduled to run for three full hours, we wouldn't be surprised if it takes longer than that. Oregon's semifinal game against Florida State kicked off at 5:10 PM Eastern Time, but didn't wrap up until almost 9:00 PM ET...and both teams raced through that game's fourth quarter because the outcome had already been decided.
We expect the Oregon-OSU National Championship game to finish between 11:30 PM and midnight ET. Regular-season college football games last about three hours and fifteen minutes on average, and you can tack on an extra half-hour here because of additional fanfare and advertising. This game will most likely clock in at three hours and forty-five minutes from start to finish.
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